110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389
110 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 • 815-883-3389

Regular Meeting Minutes: February 16, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from February 1, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.    Commissioner Curran asks that invoice #2021044 be exempt from being paid.

A & B GARAGE $ 106.57; AIRGAS USA $ 129.87; BHMG ENGINEERS $ 1,239.59; CARLILE, MELANIE $90.43; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES INC $ 1,686.50; CHEMCO INDUSTRIES $ 2,202.95; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 1,425.40; CONNECTING POINT $ 659.00; DE LANGE LANDEN FINANCIAL $ 178.16; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 100.19; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 810.39; ESO SOLUTIONS $ 247.20; FEECE OIL CO $ 2,580.79; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 773.32; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 425.95; FLINK SNOW PLOWS & SPREADERS $ 2,358.00; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 173.00; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 563.36; HAWKINS INC $ 375.82; HYFIENIC INSTITUTE $355.55; ILMEA $ 335,220.42; IV CELLULAR $ 1,523.61; IVRD $ 6,159.00; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 2,788.18; JP COOKE CO. $181.60; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 440.36; KNOBLAUCH ADVERTISING $ 1,076.30; LAFARGE AGGREGATES $ 6173.11; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 508.01; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 236.96; MARTIN EQUIPMENT $ 114.28; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 47.75; MENARDS $ 733.67; MIDWEST MAILING & SHIPPING $ 1,408.00; MIDWEST SCOREBOARDS LLC $ 3,810.00; MISSISSIPPI VALLEY PUMP $ 2,185.00; MTCO $ 139.87; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES, INC. $ 975.43; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,459.02; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 73.10; OVERHEAD DOOR COMPANY $ 3,625.00; PELLINO, SHELBY $ 1,695.46; PERSONNEL CONCEPTS $ 14.95; PIERSON, BARBARA $ 214.83; POLDEK, MARY $ 203.13; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE $ 1,014.40; QUICK, ERIN $ 28.42; RAY O’HERRON $ 293.98; REED, KATHERINE $ 17.34; RIVA, MARY $ 86.68; ROLIARDI, PETER $ 21.51; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 39.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $39.34; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH PERU $ 82.00; STAPLES $ 288.75; TEST INC $ 19,311.16; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT $ 1583.57; UNITED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE $ 144.92; UNIVESAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 2,215.00; VERIZON $ 107.94; WROBLESKI, MICHAEL $ 42.50; ZALESKY, FRANK $ 111.61           TOTALS: $ 404,707.03

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1152-021621 an Ordinance renaming Roebuck Street in the City of Oglesby to Sunset Street.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that the total costs involved in renaming the street were $280.75.  Attorney Andreoni reminds that certified copies must be sent to the Post Office and County Clerk’s office.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1153-021621 an Ordinance authorizing the City of Oglesby to enter int a secondary employer indemnity and conditions agreement with the City of Peru and the City of Lasalle.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the purchase of a new vehicle for the Oglesby Police department using impound funds.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski gives details in regards to all fleet vehicles within the Police Department and the need to purchase another one as the Department is currently down to two vehicles.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve a raffle license application for the Dickinson House foundation. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to authorize seeking of bids for roof repair to the Dickinson House.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Mayor Rivara states the part of the roof over the bowling alley is leaking and needs to be repaired.  Commissioner Curran states that the downspouts do not drain away from the building, they currently drain into the sanitary sewer and that needs to be corrected.  The Council recommends getting more than one bid.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve the Mayor’s recommendation and Council approval to obtain Patrick Barry as the Oglesby City attorney and the law firm of Aplington, Kaufman, McClintock, Steele and Barry.  AYES: CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  NAYS: CULLINAN   ABSTAIN: ARGUBRIGHT 

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:   none

Curran:  there was a water main break near Holy Family school which was repaired quickly.  The residents who have not complied with getting their inspections done will be getting served with a summons.  A survey will be coming out from Surf Broadband Solutions in regards to the City becoming a fiber city.  A quote has not been obtained as of yet Commissioner Curran states.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:   reminds that garbage pickup is delayed by one day. The demolition for the Schmidt Building on Walnut Street must be done before March 31, 2021 or after November 15, 2021.  With the expansion of GTI an additional 250 jobs will be created in the future.  The City continues to work with Ameren to get the second feed into the Mallick substation. The Mayor thanks Attorney Andreoni for the job he has done as the city attorney and wishes him well.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: February 1, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS

Mayor Rivara wishes City Attorney James Andreoni a happy birthday.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 18, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

ALLEN STOUDT PLUMING $ 300.00; ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC $ 1,109.77; AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 138.88; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 39.91; APPLE PRESS $ 96.85; BAYSINGAR, BRIDGETTE $99.349; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANT $ 324.82; CALL ONE $ 2,990.53; CITY OF HIGHLAND $ 5,675.56; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 3,000.00; CLOVER PROPERTIES $ 269.75; CONNECTING POINT $ 449.00; DE LAGEG LANDEN FINANCIAL $318.99; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $ 129.90; ECONO SIGNS, LLC $ 359.05; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC. $ 587.75; FEECE OIL CO $ 887.17; FERNANDEZ, CHRISTINE $ 81.06; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 309.00; FIRST IMPRESSION $ 660.80; FISHER AUTO BODY $ 574.32; HARTAUER INSURANCE AGENCY $ 350.00; HAWKINS, INC $ 449.52; HENRY, KEVIN $ 330.00; HR GREEN, INC. $ 1,164.00; ID NETWORKS, INC. $ 1,995.00; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IVCC $ 1,620.68; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL $ 832.11; JOHN’S SERVICE AND SALES $ 99.98; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 260.00; KINSELLA ROTO-ROOTER SERVICE $ 235.00; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 859.26; KORN, KATHERINE $ 219.59; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 27.82; LPHS # 120 $ 3,370.05; MACQUEEN EMERGENCY $ 2,421.26; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 105.50; MENARDS $ 972.45; MONROE TRUCK EQUIPMENT $ 104.79; NAAS, ROGER $ 298.31; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS. $ 16.00; NORTHEAST MULTI-REG TRAINING $ 75.00; OGLESBY GRADE SCHOOL # 125 $ 5,324.25; PATERSON, HAROLD $ 82.65; POMP’S TIRE $ 727.68; PTM DOCUMENTS SYSTEMS $ 165.95; RAY O’HERRON CO $ 1,095.18; RED’S TRUCK REPAIR $ 853.00; REED, KATHERINE $ 17.34; REPUBLIC SERVICE $ 28,486.40; RIVA, MARIA $ 86.68; ROLIARDI, PETER $ 21.51; RUSH POWER SYSTEMS $ 1,025.00; SCHIMMER FORD $ 1,190.82; SECRETARY OF STATE $ 158.00; SENICA INTERSATE TOWING $ 600.00; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3,006.90; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 195.74; STANDARD INSURANCE $ 830.74; STAPLES CREDIT PLAN $ 228.772;    SUAREZ, JOSEPH $ 46.93; TEST INC $ 126.00; TOEDTER OIL CO. $ 141.75; ULINE $279.78; USPS $ 742.90; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $ 6,484.00; VERIZON $ 189.79; VICKERS CONSULTING $ 100.00; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 2,751.49; WROBLESKI, MICHAEL $ 42.50                           TOTALS: $ 92,782.62

An introduction of Oglesby’s newest Police Officer, Randy Slimko Leininger and Oath of Office.  Patrolman Leininger was sworn in and given the Oath of Office by Commissioner Lijewski.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the raffle license application for Illinois Valley Association of Realtors. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the raffle license application for American Legion Post 237. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1151-020121 an ordinance rezoning certain property in the City of Oglesby. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA  Mayor Rivara states the property is located at the SE corner of the intersection of Marquette Avenue and Sunset Street.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1152-021621 an ordinance renaming Roebuck Street in the City of Oglesby to Sunset Street. AYES: CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA. NAYS: ARGUBRIGHT Commissioner Curran explains there is no one currently using Roebuck Street as an address.  Commissioner Argubright questions the costs involved in changing the name of the street.  Commissioner Curran is not sure of all costs involved.  Attorney Andreoni reminds the council that a certified copy will have to be sent to the County Clerk’s office once it is approved.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1153-021621 an ordinance authorizing the City of Oglesby to enter into a secondary employer indemnity and conditions agreement with the City of Peru and with the City of Lasalle. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBGIHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to appoint Sarah Volmer and Bob Mente to fill the vacancies on the Plan Commission Board. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBGIHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve and award the sealed bids for two City trucks to Sonny Ball and David Blair.  Sonny Ball was awarded the 2004 Dodge for $2,000 and the 1992 Chevy was awarded to David Blair for $305.00. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:   Fire department had 9 calls and the Ambulance department had 76 calls and 38 were transfers.  Police department: the part time officers filled 12 vacancy shifts.  There were 7 warrants served in the month of January.  The Police Department has met conditions for certification for Federal Use of Force.

Curran:  money was received from GTI. The switch problem is being looked at by the Electric Department.  Ameren will be doing pole inspections in the coming months.

Cullinan:   There is a leak in roof of the Dickinson House and will need to be repaired.  The Mayor question what part of the roof was repaired.  The parking lot of the Dickson House is also in need of resurfacing.

Mayor’s report:   Mayor Rivara thanks the City employees for all of their hard work keeping the streets cleared. The city is looking into having a designated phone line for council meetings.  The city will be holding a recycling event on April 24, 2021.  Tag Day dates need to be submitted by March 15, 2021.  Mayor Rivara reminds residents not to park on the streets when there is 2” or more of snowfall.  Currently past due utility bills are at $68,500.00.  Mayor Rivara encourages residents to call or stop in City Hall to set up a payment plan.

A MOTION TO ENTER INTO CLOSED SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to return to regular session.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: January 18, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANAURY 18, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from January 4, 2021.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   Mayor Rivara points out there is an error on page 3 of the accounts payable register and no check has been issued to the City of Highland as there was an error on their part.

AIR ONE EQUIPMENT $4,4865.00; ALLEN STOUDT PLUMBING $ 400.00; AMEREN ILLINOS $ 9.00; ANIXTER $154.55; ARROW SALES & SERVICE INC. $ 166.00; ASCAP $ 368.76; BARNHART $ 985.00; BHMG ENGINEERS $ 4,750.00; GREG BOGGIO $ 3,975.00; STEPHANIE BRADFORD $ 181.50; CHAMLIN & ASSOCIATES $ 1,816.00; CHUCK’S COMPRESSOR’S $ 345.00; CITY OF PERU $ 1,859.00; CIVIC SYSTEMS, LLC $ 2,957.00; CLEAR GOV $ 1,750.00; COMCAST BUSINESS $ 672.26; CMCAST BUSINESS – 14942 $462.85; CONNECTING POINT $ 2,675.00; DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERVICE $ 1178.16; DEBO ACE HARDWARE $ 59.30; DOLLAR GENERAL $ 128.40; PATTY EICHELKRAUT $ 48.24; EMERGENCY MEDICAL  PRODUCTS $ 893.98; FICEK ELECTRIC $ 570.00; FOSTER COACH SALES $ 64.91; GRIANGER $ 85.60; HAWKINS, INC. $ 798.66; HUMANA INSURANCE $ 34,431.87; HYGIENIC INSTITUTE $ 355.55; IL. DEPT OF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY $ 583.57; IL FIBER RESOURCES $ 3,300.00; IL MUN. ELE AGENCY $ 310,937.51; ILLINI STATE BANK (POLICE) $ 766.38; ILLINI STATE BANK (CITY) $ 5,372.21; IMPACT NETWORKING $ 43.89; JULIE INC. $ 748.46; KENDRICK PEST CONTROL $ 180.00; KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 865.38; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 1,969.59; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 264.98; LEONE’S $ 256.86; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 28.25; MENARDS $ 1,296.18; MERTEL GRAVEL CO. $ 368.50; MOTOROLA $ 54.00; MTCO $ 139.87; NATION STAR MORTGAGE $ 345.74; NEWSTRIBUNE $ 353.26; NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,837.02; NORTHWEST LINEMAN COLLEGE $ 616.00; OGLESBY AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION $ 2,734.75; OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 57.55; PERONA, PETERLIN, ANDREONI $ 4,216.12; POMP’S TIRE SERVICE, INC. $ 439.60; LOURDES REYES-MORALES $ 45.32; SEICO $ 588.00; SHAW MEDIA $ 35.00; SMART SOURCE LLC $ 3,220.21; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $ 27.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $ 262.50; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 510.00; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH-PERU $ 182.00; STAPLES CREDIT PLAN $ 114.78; STARVED ROCK MEDIA $ 408.00; STERLING COMMERCIAL ROOFING $ 394.50; STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 53,365.31; T.E.S.T. INC. $ 19,166.66; TOEDTER OIL CO. $ 335.76; ULINE $ 2,204.61; USA BLUEBOOK $ 122.55; VERIZON $ 108.03.                TOTALS: $ 484,848.15

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARFGUBRIGHT to approve the 2020 fourth quarter building permits totaling $ 25,361,830.00.  Of that total GTI’s building permit was in the amount of $ 74,172.00. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1149-011821 an Ordinance abating taxes levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020A.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve Ordinance 1150-011821 authorizing the execution of an agreement for study of services between the City of Oglesby and Ameren Illinois Company. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to give a recommendation to the Oglesby Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to promote to the rank of Sergeant, within the Oglesby Police Department.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski explains with Sergeant Padilla leaving there is now an opening.  A Sergeant was promoted who currently works in the TRIDENT division.  The next Patrolman in line would be Officer Gonzalez.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY to approve the authorization of a purchase of a new vehicle for the Oglesby Police Department using TRIDENT funds.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski states that with the 12/29/2020 incident the department is now down one vehicle.  The truck, which Argubright questions the cost of ($27,000.00) will take place of one of the damaged squad cars.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBGIHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the raffle license application for Illinois Valley Community College.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  states there are reports of vandalism at McPhedran Park with porta-potties being tipped over.  There are also rumors that there are individuals drinking in the public parks.  Commissioner Lijewski spoke with Chief Hayse and extra patrols will be done. Commissioner Lijewski discusses the details of the COVID 19 vaccine.  Who is eligible and where and how to sign up. Commissioner Lijewski also states that Region 2 has now moved into Tier 1 and gives information as to what changes that entails.  Commissioner Lijewski reminds everyone to be safe.

Curran:  none

Cullinan:  has received complaints of people being on the ice at McPhedran Park also.

Mayor’s report:   City Hall will open to the public on February 1, 2021.  The sealed bids for the two city trucks will be opened at 10:00 a.m. on February 1, 2021.

A MOTION TO ENTER INTO CLOSED SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    NAYS: LIJEWSKI.

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to release the following closed session date minutes: 05/20/2019, 07/15/2019, 10/07/2019, 12/02/2019, 01/20/2020, 04/08/2020, 05/04/2020, 07/06/2020, 09/08/2020 and 10/05/2020.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: January 4, 2021

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, JANAURY 4, 2021 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND ASSISTANT CITY CLERK EICHELKRAUT.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 21, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

AMEREN IP $3,395.78; AMERICAN EXPRESS $ 26.53; ANDERSON, BRAD $ 80.25; ANIXTER INC. $ 2,714.89; ARROW SALES & SERVICE $ 59.00; BATTERIES & THINGS 4 215.40; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS $545.20; CALL ONE $ 2,9717.50; CITY OF OGLESBY $ 110.28; CLEGG-PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 642.65; COMCAST BUSINESS $178.35; COMMUNICATIONS DIRECT INC. $ 35,605.25; DALEY’S SUPER SERVICE $ 1,056.21; ECONO SIGNS, LLC. $ 1,170.44; EICHELKRAUT, PATTY $ 66.40; EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 329.94; FEECE OIL CO. $ 2,110.74; FLUECH, HOWARD $ 4,263.00; GRAINGER $241.68; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 838.93; HARPER, EARL $ 99.31; HAWKINS, INC. $ 1,330.00; HR GREEN, INC. $ 767.00; IV CELLULAR $1,251.90; IL VALLEY EXCAVATING $ 3,895.00; IVRD $ 6,159.00; ILMO PRODUCTS $104.95; IMPACT NETWORKING  LLC $ 179.98; IV CONSTRUCTION $ 3,000.00; IVCH $ 278.06; JACK’S GAS & SERVICE $ 40.00; JOHN DEER FINANCIAL $ 246.16; JOHN SENICA JR. $ 536.12; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 730.01; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 13.00; MENARDS $1.372.94; MERTEL GRAVEL $ 330.88; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 28,449.00; ROGERS, JERRELL $ 96.17; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC SUPPLY $ 751.90; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $ 164.00; STANDARD INSURANCE $ 95.31;  STRYKER SALES CORPORATION $ 1,297.41; SYSTEM INTEGRATORS $ 1,425.00; T.E.S.T. INC. $18.00; TROTSKY INVESTIGATIVE POLYGRAP, INC. $ 155.00; USPS $726.34; VERIZON $ 338.43; WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 2,356.19                                                              TOTALS: $ 112,387.26

 

A presentation by BHMG Engineering on results of the electric rate study was given by Verbal Blakey. Commissioner Argubright questions some of the information given on the study.  Commissioner Curran questions some of the information given on the study as well.  Mayor Rivara questions some of the information given on the electric rate study.  Commissioner Curran would like to move the yearly adjustment that occurs in the summer to another time.

The City Council agreed to place the information on the city’s web site/Facebook page to put the information out there regarding two municipal vehicles: one 1992 Chevrolet 1500 with 118,243 miles and one 2004 Dodge pickup truck with a plow and 260,000 miles.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to Refer petition for rezoning by RJS Investments LLC. To the Oglesby Plan Commission for a hearing. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1148-010421 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for warranty deed between the City of Oglesby and Eric Joseph Shevokas and Jill Shevokas.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the City of Oglesby and GTI power purchase agreement.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni gives clarification on the Memorandum.  Commissioner Curran also gives further explanation.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1149-011821 an Ordinance abating taxes levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds, series 2020A.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni gives further explanation in regards to the ordinance.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Place on file Ordinance 1150-011821 authorizing the execution of an agreement for study of services between the City of Oglesby and Ameren Illinois Company.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that it allows a study to see what Ameren can support for a second feed into Oglesby.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  Greg Stein questions the 12/29/2020 shooting incident at IVCC?  A written statement that was prepared by Chief of Police Hayse was read by Commissioner Lijewski addressing some of Greg Stein’s questions. Commissioner Cullinan thanks the city council for adding an additional Officer to the schedule.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  11 calls for the Fire Department. The total for the year was 213 calls.  Additional radios totaling $36,000 were purchased with the COVID CURES monies.  Ambulance department was able to utilize $563,365.00 worth of equipment with the COVID CURES monies.  The total ambulance calls were 69 for the month.

Curran:  discusses most recent snowfall and that it went well (alleys)

Cullinan:  Parks departments had some issues with the ice rink they are addressing.  Cullinan states Sergeant Padilla has recently retired after 14 years and congratulates him on his new position.

Mayor’s report:  thanks all city employees for their hard work in 2020.  The Mayor thanks everyone who has donated to the food pantry.  Mayor Rivara thanks everyone involved in the shooting incident at IVCC.  The Mayor reminds of the working meeting that is scheduled for 01/13/2021 at 6:30 p.m.

A MOTION TO ENTER INTO CLOSED SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY CURRAN, AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    NAYS: LIJEWSKI.  Commissioner Lijewski states she has nothing prepared or knowledge of why police issues are being discussed.

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis, City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: December 21, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

The 50/50 drawing was done at the council meeting.  The winning ticket was drawn by Rylin Eichelkraut (daughter of Assistant Clerk Patty Eichelkraut).  It was determined that the winner of the $12,000.00 jackpot was Howard Fluech.  Mr. Fluech will be contacted at the telephone number listed on the ticket.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from December 7, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

ALTEC $873.56; AMEREN ILLINOIS $3508; AMEREN ILLINOIS $124.93; ATKINS, JOHN $75.40; BHMG ENGINEERS $5,036.86; CARRICCO, CAITLYN $27.16; CLEGG-PERKINS $6,332.85; CLOVER PROPERTIES $269.75; COMCAST BUSINESS $656.82; COMCAST $412.93; CONNECTING POINT $420.00; CORE & MAIN $1,766.16; DE LAGE LADEN FINANCIAL $318.99; DIXON, BRYAN $208.10; DRAPER, LAURA $158.04; DRESBACH DISTRIBUTING $457.55; FENDER MENDERS $ 1.513.55; FLINK SNOW PLOW & SPREADERS $514.50; GRAPHIC ELECTRONICS $222.00; GROSENBACH’S AUTO REPAIR $ 725.32; HANCOCK, KALVIN $321.84; HAWKINS INC $399.98; HOLLOWAY’S PORTABLE RESTROOMS $85.00; IL ASSOC. OF CHIEFS $110.00; IL DEPT. OF INNOVATION & TECH $583.57; IL FIRE & POLICE COMMISSIONERS $ 375.00; ILMEA $ 304,446.31; IMIC $143,818.00; IL PUBLIC RISK FUND $ 4,692.00; IL VALLEY CELLULAR $ 1.251.90; ILLINI STATE BANK, OPD $2,609.16; ILLINI STATE BANK $ 2,344.88; ILLINOIS TOLLWAY $25.60; ITRON INC. $3,590.06; JACK’S GAS $120.00; JACOB & KLEIN LTD $3,311.30; JOHN’S SALES & SERVICE $ 29.73; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $573.47; LASALLE COUNTY TREASURER $ 417.28; MAZE LUMBER $ 359.01; MENARDS $ 2,642.92; MERTEL GRAVEL $1,550.88; MORROW BROTHERS $ 43,780.00; NEWSTRIBUNE $ 4,650.98; PERONA, PETERLIN, ANDREONI & BROLLEY $ 4,220.43; SMART SOURCE $3,036.46; SMITH’S SALES & SERVICE $589.00; SPRING VALLEY CITY BAKERY $407.00; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $51.74; ST. MARGARET’S HEALTH $166.00; SUPAN, MIKE $100.00; T.E.S.T INC. $19,310.66; ULINE $802.44; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 14,672.41; UTILITY EQUIPMENT $984.00; VERIZON $274.02; WESTERN AGGREGATES $ 354.76; ZIONS BANKS $121,226.67   TOTALS: $ 630,172.39

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1139-122120 an Ordinance declaring developer in default of a TIF redevelopment agreement by and between the city of Oglesby and Reishus, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1140-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the city of Oglesby and Devine Floral and Design.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1141-12210 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Gary Grosenbach.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1142-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Oscar’s Automotive. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1143-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Nick Carrico.  AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1144-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Dave and Laura Weiden, Oglesby TIF District I.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1145-12210 an Ordinance levying taxes for all corporate purposes for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2020 and ending April 30, 2021.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  NAYS: CURRAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1146-122120 an Ordinance abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds (alternate revenue source) Series 2013 for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to table 1147-010421 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement between the City of Oglesby and A.G. Industrial Supply, Inc. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran the situation may have changed and would like to get more information on the matter.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1148-010421 an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for warranty deed between the City of Oglesby and Eric Joseph Shevokas and Jill Shevokas. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to make a Recommendation to be given to the Oglesby Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to promote to the rank of Sergeant, in the Oglesby Police Department. Attorney Andreoni makes the correction that it is the highest candidate on the list.  Commissioner Lijewski states it is the TRIDENT officer and should the Officer choose to remain in TRIDENT Commissioner Lijewski would like to make a second recommendation. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  Drew Merriman calls in to the council meeting.  Merriman addresses Commissioner Curran: Merriman states that increase in the water/sewer in currently going into the general fund and feels it should go into a separate fund.  Commissioner Curran addresses the comment.  Merriman questions Mayor Rivara in regards to previous hires within the police department in the fact that the Mayor’s grandson is #3 on the hire list for the police department.  Mayor Rivara states that anyone has the right to interview and felt the experience is good.  Commissioner Lijewski states the ranking on the police department list is based on their testing scores.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  funds were received ($4,681) from the Public Risk Fund and are going to the Fire Department to replace existing equipment.  Officer Gonzalez completed field training.  TRIDENT had another arrest within Oglesby.  Commissioner Lijewski states local hospitals have started to receive the COVID vaccine.  Commissioner Lijewski is hopeful there will be a slow down in 2021.

Curran: reminds that inspections in Cedar Creek still need to be finished.  The Street Department is out of posts at this time.  The lights on the newly painted water tower are now on.  Mario Carretto has completed his journeyman lineman course.  Commissioner Curran clarifies his comment on the raising of taxes in that they are being raised every year the maximum amount regardless of the city’s financial stand point.  Curran would like to not wait until December to address the issue of tax increases.  Curran and Mayor Rivara met with BHMG Engineers and they are preparing their recommendations and BHMG will provide a formal presentation to the city with their recommendations.

Cullinan:  the ice rink is being filled and is waiting for it to freeze.

Mayor’s report:  wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  All five residents who signed up for the lighting contest will be awarded $100 off of their utility bill.  There are currently 365 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Oglesby and reminds the residents to be safe.  The date for the next working meeting will be January 13th , 2021 at 6:30 p.m..  Mayor Rivara discusses the electric rates of Ameren and closings that are happening and how that will drive the rates up.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: December 7, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.  ABSENT: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 16, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.    ABSENT: CULLINAN

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN

AAA Tree Service $26,232.50; Airgas USA LLC $ 92.40; Altorfer Industries, Inc. $ 21,734.00; Ameren Illinois $ 35.08; Ameren IP $ 1,816.52; American Express $ 13.39; Anixter Inc. $ 3,408.00; ASCAP $ 368.76; Axon Enterprise, Inc. $ 1,683.00; Benefit Planning Consultants $ 155.54; Call One $ 2,751.31; Central Il Police Training $ 50.00; Chamlin & Associates $20,989.50; Clegg-Perkins Electric $ 15,513.21; Comcast Business $ 835.17; Communications Direct $ 223.16; Connecting Point $ 420.00; Conway Shield $ 152.50; Core & Main $ 1,060.00; De Lage Landen Financial $ 481.96; Debo Ace Hardware $ 144.59; Double M Trucking $ 460.00; Dresbach Distributing $ 357.55; Edens, Cathie $ 450.72; Edwards, Teresa $ 653.40; Elvin, Katherine $ 809.21; Emergency Medical Products $ 47.34; Fender Menders $ 75.00; Foster Coach Sales $ 1,010.12; Grainger $ 65.68; Gray, Trezonne $ 63.71; Halm’s Auto Parts $ 295.95; Hancock, Noah $ 17.41; Hawkins, Inc. $ 363.12; Heartland Bank & Trust $ 490,600.00; Holloway’s Portable restrooms $ 340.00; Hopkins & Associates $ 900.00; HR Green $ 1,923.00; Humana Insurance $ 34,475.08; Hunter, Austin $ 194.62; Hygienic Institute $ 355.55; Hy-Vee, Inc $ .93; Il Assoc. Of Chiefs $ 150.00; Il Public Risk Fund $ 4,4694.00; Il Valley Excavating $ 1,153.00; IVRD $ 6,159.00; Il Municipal utilities Assoc. $ 100.00; IMUA $ 2,394.00; IVCH $ 64.00; Jack’s Gas & Service $ 40.00; James, Kennedy $ 100.00; John Deere Financial $ 246.16; John Senica Jr. $ 991.87; John’s Service & Sales $ 1,880.00; Kasperski, Dan $ 66.46; Kendrick Pest Control $ 220.00; Kilday, Baxter & Assoc. $ 3,733.61; King Tire $ 358.98; Kittilson’s Garage $ 3,733.61; Klein Thorpe & Jenkins $ 54.00; Landcomp Landfill $ 742.55; Lasalle Office Supply $ 177.31; Lexipol, LLC $ 4,311.00; Malooley Appraisal Service $ 425.00; Martin, Jean $ 809.21; Mautino Distributing Co. $ 54.50; Menards $184.87; Mississippi Valley Pump $ 3,810.00; Moran Trust $ 179.93; MTCO $ 139.87; Municipal Code Corp. $ 900.00; Northern Il Ambulance $ 2,491.07; Northwest Lineman College $ 3,645.00; Old Dominion Brush $ 85.63; Peru Auto Electric $ 33.00; Peru Greenhouse Landscaping $ 3,170.00; Pollard Water $ 309.90; potter, Callie $ 208.71; Putnam County Painting $ 88,000.00; Quick, Erin $ 71.75; Ragan Communications, Inc. $ 450.00;  Rathe & Woodward, LLC. $ 50,913.08; Reishus, Eric $ 809.21; Reishus, Margaret $ 404.61; Reishus, Marlin $ 404.61; Reishus, Paul $ 809.21; republic Services $ 28,590.00; Sam Harris Uniforms $ 274.00; Smart Source LLC $ 3,393.69; Smith’s Sales & Service $ 1,100.00; Springfield Electric $ 341.73; St. Margaret’s health $ 168.00; Standard Life Insurance $ 801.25; Staples Credit Plan $ 226.01; Vecchi, Steven $ 100.00; TEST Inc. $ 144.00; Uline $ 802.44; USPS $ 707.02; Universal utility Supply $ 4,388.28; Utility Purpose Solutions $ 1,125.00; Weber, Drake $ 18.51; Western Aggregates LLC $ 328.03; WEX Fleet Services $ 2,463.03                                                                                            TOTALS $ 856,078.11

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve an agreement for engineering services for North School Avenue water main replacement.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   ABSENT: CULLINAN. Commissioner Argubright questions why the work is being done prior to being approved.  Commissioner Curran states that either way the work has to get done and by doing so now should the city become eligible for a grant having the study would help acquire points on their behalf.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1139-122120 an Ordinance declaring developer in default of a TIF redevelopment agreement by and between the City of Oglesby and Reishus, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT. CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Attorney Andreoni states that Richard Janko is not in default.  Reishus LLC is in default and will not receive any more money from the TIF>

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1140-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the city of Oglesby and Devine Floral and Design.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Attorney Andreoni explains this business utilized the city’s façade program in 2019 and the ordinance is to state that the façade reimbursement comes from TIF money that has been paid to the business.  Commissioner Curran questions item # 11 on the agenda as to why the amount varies from items #9,10 and 12. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1141-12210 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Gary Grosenbach.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1142-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Oscar’s Automotive. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Commissioner Lijewski states that it is pending review of the dollar amount.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1143-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Nick Carrico.  AYES:  ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1144-122120 an Ordinance approving and authorizing the execution of a redevelopment agreement between the City of Oglesby and Dave and Laura Weiden, Oglesby TIF District I.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Commissioner Argubright explains the Weiden’s have paid the back taxes and purchased the property next to Cortileno’s on Walnut Street and are planning on tearing it down and adding an outdoor patio.  They are asking for the city to contribute $5,000.00 to the cost of the tear down.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1145-12210 an Ordinance levying taxes for all corporate purposes for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County Illinois for the fiscal year beginning May 1, 2020 and ending April 30, 2021.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  NAYS: CURRAN.  ABSENT: CULLINAN.  Attorney Andreoni explains that the levy is increased each year by approximately 5%.  Attorney Andreoni reads what funds will be increased and decreased as the majority of the increase is to cover the police pension levy and that the City will still have to come up with additional money. Commissioner Curran states he is not a fan of raising static taxes just because the City can.  Commissioner Curran has concerns that if the city continues to have a surplus why raise property taxes?  Commissioner Argubright states that the city has to account for infrastructure costs and police pension.  Commissioner Curran said water & sewer rates were raised to help.  Commissioner Argubright questions where the funds will come from if taxes are not raised.  Mayor Rivara states there are major infrastructure problems that need to be addressed.  Mayor Rivara was hoping to lower electric rates by one penny.  Mayor Rivara discusses the need for the additional electrical feed from Ameren that would improve the city’s reliability.  Attorney Andreoni discusses the figures on the proposed increase.  Commissioner Curran has concerns with unilaterally raises taxes the maximum amount.  Commissioner Curran states that one property taxes are raised they will not be lowered.  Attorney Andreoni states that if the 5% raise is not approved more money will have to be paid from other funds to cover the police pension fund.  Commissioner Curran states he would rather supplement from other funds rather than raise taxes and would like to see if not happen every year.  Mayor Rivara states that has been part of the problem in the past (kicking the can down the road).  Attorney Andreoni gives more information on the findings from Lauerbach & Amen LLP.  Attorney Andreoni states the he believes the City of Oglesby has also levied what was recommended by the Department of Insurance in the past.  Commissioner Curran gives his reasons why the police pension should be funded from another source.  Commissioner Lijewski agrees that no one generally wants to raise taxes but feels there should be a surplus.  Commissioner Curran asks what metric would have to be hit to not have to raise taxes?  Commissioner Argubright states fully fund the police pension.  Attorney Andreoni states that if taxes aren’t raised the money would have to be taken out of other accounts in order to supplement the police pension fund.  Commissioner Lijewski states the data they have in regards to the surplus is only through April 2020.  Attorney Andreoni states the audit for 2020-2021 will not reflect the tax increase until April 2022 audit.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file Ordinance abating the taxes heretofore levied for the year 2020, payable in the year 2021, to pay debt service on general obligation refunding bonds (alternate revenue source) Series 2013 for the City of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois.  Attorney Andreoni states that this Ordinance is passed every year.  The Series B bonds were recently refinanced this year lowering the APR.  Attorney Andreoni states the abatement ordinance does not have to be adopted by December, but the tax levy Ordinance must be filed by the last Tuesday in December.  Mayor Rivara believes the rate was cut in half with the refinance.

Old Business:  none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright: none

Lijewski:  Police Department was busy with 13 accident and 97 traffic stops and are staying as safe as possible.  The Police Department will be handing out hot chocolate for the 12/13/2020 Christmas event.  The officer of the month is Hugo Gonzales.  The Fire Department had 17 call outs.  There is a mandatory mask requirement in place.  The Ambulance department had 73 call outs, 31 were transfers.  Several of the cases had COVID positive patients.  Commissioner Lijewski encourages residents to wear their masks, clean high traffic areas and to social distance and keep gatherings small. The numbers in Oglesby are over 300 and encourages everyone to stay safe.

Curran:   hydrant flushing has been completed.  No weak areas were identified.  Commissioner Curran spoke with the iFiber company and states surveys may be coming in the near future.  Commissioner Curran also encourages residents to be safe and have a happy holiday.

Cullinan:   absent

Mayor’s report:  would like to get a working meeting scheduled in January (the 11th).  The transmission tolls have increased.  The Christmas event is scheduled for December 13, 2020 and the Mayor gives details about the event.

Attorney Andreoni states he is not available on January 11th.  The Council agrees on January 12th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

A MOTION TO ENTER INTO CLOSED SESSION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI, AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT:  CULLINAN

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to adjourn the regular meeting. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  ABSENT: CULLINAN

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: November 16, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

Mayor Rivara asks for a moment of silence to honor former Chief of Police Rudy Gandolfi was passed away.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from November 2, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A & B GARAGE $290.13, ARGAS USA, LLC $37.79, AMEREN ILLINOIS $ 123.82, APPLE PRESS $ 218.90, BHMG ENGINEERS $4,909.07, CITY OF PERU $ 6,475.96, CLEGG PERKINS ELECTRIC $ 5,419.44, COMCAST BUSINESS  $ 327.43, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECT INC $ 145.00, COMPLETE INTEGRATION $ 5,500, CONNECTING POINT $ 210.00, CORE & MAIN $ 4,305.37, COSGROVE DISRIBUTORS $146.58, DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL $ 169.67, DEBO ACE $ 26.49, DOUBLE M TRUCKING $ 460.00, KATHERINE ELVIN $ 809.21, EMERALD TRANSFORMER $85,320.00, EMERGENCY MEDICAL PRODUCTS $ 766.92, FEECE OIL CO. $ 2,169.77, FICEK ELECTRIC $ 19,360.00, FOSTER COACH SALES INC $ 1,070.79, HANNAH FOX $ 50.00, BONNIE GALLUP $ 150.00, HALM’S AUTO PARTS $ 105.97, HAWKINS, INC. $ 825.16, BRIZA HENRY $150.00, HOLLOWAY’S PORTABLE RESTROOMS $ 170.00, HYGIENIC INSTITUTE $ 355.55, IL ASSOC. OF CHIEFS $ 75.00, IL DEPT OF INSURANCE $ 138.01, IL LABOR LAW $ 89.50, ILMEA $ 307,779.88, IL MUNICIPAL LEAGUE $ 450.00, IV CELLULAR $ 1,251.90, IVCC $ 89,089.16, IL VALLEY EXCAVATING $ 23,517.25, IL VALLEY FENCE & POOL $ 4,500.00, IVRD $ 6,159.00, ILLI STATE BANK/OPD $ 294.00, ILLINI STATE BANK $ 3,109.98, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE $ 110.00, ITRON INC $ 865.08, IV PROPERTY MANAGEMENT $ 87.33, IVCH $13.25, KENDRICK PEST CONTRIL INC $ 200.00, KITTILSON’S GARAGE $ 1,168.40, WES KOSTELLIC $ 360.00, LAFARGE AGGREGRATES $ 338.74, LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 11.98, LASALLE PERU HIGH SCHOOL $ 25,112.89, LOVE’S TRAVEL CENTER $ 58,943.53, KATELYNN LYNCH $ 100.00, JEAN MARTIN $ 809.21, MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 32.75, MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT SERVICES $ 42.69, MENARDS $ 1,519.98, MERTEL GRAVEL CO. $ 604.06, MORROW BROTHERS $ 29,840.00, MTCO $ 144.87, NATIONS STAR MORTGAGE $ 345.74, NEWSTRIBUNE $ 2,144.37, NIGHTHAWK TOTAL CONTROL $       14,067.00, NORTHERN IL AMBULANCE $ 2,634.28, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY $ 4,100.00, OGLESBY GRADE SCHOOL $ 78,902.71, ON SITE REPAIR SERVICES, INC. $ 6,388.82, OSCAR’S AUTOMOTIVE $ 40.00, OVERHEAD DOOR CO. $ 120.00, PERONA PETERLIN ANDREONI $ 4,393.75, RUTH RAMBERG $ 189.38, RAY O’HERRON CO, INC. $ 232.30, ERIC REISHUS $ 809.21, MARGARET REISHUS $404.61, MARLIN REISHUS $ 404.61, PAUL REISHUS $ 809.21, REPUBLIC SEREVICES $ 1,500.00, RUPPERT CONCRETE $ 500.00,  SBK INC. $ 5,300.86, SEICO INC. $ 2,041.21, SMART SOURCE LLC $ 2,967.07, JOEL SMITH $159.82, SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC SUPPLY $ 85.60, STARVED ROCK COMMUNICATIONS $ 3,820.00, STEVENS SERVICE CENTER $ 440.00, TEST INC. $ 16,602.33, TELEFLEX, LLC $ 194.50, THAT GUY’S SECRET $ 514.90, UNIVERSAL ASPHALT & EXCAVATING $ 2,800.00, UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 5.711.00, USA BLUEBOOK $ 1,466.22, VERIZON $ 108.13, VERMEER SALES & SERVICE $ 213.37, WEX FLEET SERVICES $ 2,721.20, WIRE MESH CORP. $ 23,574.56, WTH TECHNOLOGY INC $ 81.00, JUSTIN ZIEGLER $ 194.27.                  TOTALS $ 909,337.97

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1138-111620 an ordinance authorizing the execution of a management and supervision agreement for waste water treatment plant and water treatment plant for the city of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file an agreement for engineering services for North School Avenue water main replacement.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT. CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains that the public needs to be aware because of the recent water main breaks it is needed and could possibly qualify for grant purposes (CBD).  Commissioner Argubright questions how many breaks there have been?

Mayor Rivara reads the audit report finding as presented from Hopkins and Associates.

Old Business: Commissioner Lijewski states that the sirens that are activated on the first Tuesday of every month cannot be changed.

Public Comments:

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  states the City is in a good position financially but needs to continue to be cautious and watch money going forward.

Lijewski: Officer Pellino is in PTI training and Assistant Chief Margis is taking leadership classes at Northwestern University.  Officer Gonzalez is also signed up for a training class and a class on use of excessive force that is coming up also.  Commissioner Lijewski praises the departments for doing a good job of keeping safe and healthy.

Curran:  leaf vac will continue through the rest of the week.  Two of the seven streets have the no parking signs in place.  The water tower painting is now complete.  The lights will need to be adjusted.  The filling will be soon.  Hydrant flushing will begin the week of November 30th.   The electric rate study is now under way since the city audit is finished. A presentation will follow.  A meeting was held the company that runs the iFiber through the city.  At some point a survey may go out to the residents in regards to the city becoming fiberoptic.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:    a working meeting needs to be scheduled.  Mayor wants to look at ways to cut costs and how to move forward with infrastructure.  Mayor Rivara encourages residents to support local businesses and thanks those that have remained in compliance.  The Mayor encourages everyone to be safe.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN, AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA

 

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: November 2, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.  ABSENT: COMMISSIONER LIJEWSKI.

Attorney Andreoni gives his opinion on following the most recent mitigation orders issued by the Governor.  Andreoni’s opinion is that business owners should abide by the guidelines.  Violations of the Governor’s orders will most likely be handled by the State’s Attorney’s office.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 19, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.   ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

Public comments on agenda items only:  none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

AMEREN $957.85; AMERICAN EXPRESS $11.72; ANIXTER, INC. $ 15,115.11; BENEFIT PLANNING CONSULTANTS, INC. $ 339.20; BOGGIO, GREG $ 1,871.44; CALL ONE $ 2,757.59; CARRETTO, MARIO $ 1,008.89; CHUCK’S COMPRESSOR’S, INC $ 924.00; COMCAST BUSINESS $ 178.35; CORE & MAIN $ 3,812.41; DEPT. OF THE TREASURY $ 16,016.37; ECONO SIGNS, LLC $ 862.60; EMERGENCY SERVICES MARKETING, INC. $ 735.00; FICEK ELECTRIC 85.00; FIRE CATT LLC $ 1,908.65; GRAINCO FS $ 33.25; HALM’S AUTO PARTS $134.99; HAWKINS, INC. $ 471.76; HOPKINS & ASSOCIATES $ 7,000.00; HUMANA INSURANCE $ 34,253.68; IL ASSOC. OF CHIEFS $ 367.74; IL DEPT OF INNOVATION & TECH. $ 330.70; IVCH $ 152.00; JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL $ 307.48; JOHN SENICA, JR. $ 707.10; KING TIRE $ 419.50; KLEIN, THORPE & JENKINS $ 297.00; KONCZAK, KAYLA $ 50.00; LANDCOMP LANDFILL $ 577.53; LASALLE OFFICE SUPPLY $ 552.62; MARINE BIOCHEMISTS $ 580.00; MAUTINO DISTRIBUTING $ 7.25; MENARDS $ 2,367.85; MERTEL GRAVEL $ 429.38; NCPERS GROUP LIFE INS. $ 16.00; NORTHWEST LINEMAN COLLEGE $ 157.50; WATSON, PATRICK $ 821.00; PUTNAM COUNTY PAINTING $ 132,000.00; RAY O’HERRON CO, INC.  $310.86; REPUBLIC SERVICES $ 28,590.00; SEICO, INC. $ 162.20; SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC $ 324.02; STANDARD INSURANCE $ 148.10; STARVED ROCK COMMUNICAITONS $ 2,277.50; SUPERIOR LIGHTING $ 3,240.00; TEST, INC $ 54.00; TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT $ 252.87; UNIVERSAL UTILITY SUPPLY $ 984.62; US TREASURY $574.18; VERIZON $ 168.09; VERMEER SALES & SERVICE $ 238.23                                TOTALS $ 266,566.72

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1131-100920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for the purchase of electricity from the city of Oglesby by GTI Oglesby, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI.  Attorney Andreoni reads verbiage from the finalized agreement.  Commissioner Curran thanks all parties that were involved in finalizing the agreement.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRANI to approve Ordinance 1135-110220 establishing the terms of employment, including the wage structure for the Oglesby Chief of Police.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.    ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to approve 1136-110220 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24.050, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1138-111620 an authorizing the execution of a management and supervision agreement for waste water treatment plant and water treatment plant for the city of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI.  Commissioner Curran gives information in regards to the details of the TEST contract and what is included in the contract.  The new contract will add a 3rd full time employee and also extends the contract timeframe.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 2020-111620R a resolution of the city of Oglesby, LaSalle County, Illinois authorizing permanent transfer among city funds.  AYES; ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJEWSKI  Mayor Rivara reads the fund amounts and the funds they are being transferred to.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the resolution of the adoption of the 2020 LaSalle County Natural Hazards Mitigation plan.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  ABSENT: LIJWESKI.

Old Business: Mayor Rivara explains the meeting regarding the TIF has been delayed due to the pandemic.

Public Comments:  Lizzy Mettille addresses the council with her concerns regarding the Govenor’s recent mitigation.  Commissioner Argubright questions if slot machines will be open.  Attorney Andreoni doesn’t see how it’s possible. The council, Mayor and city attorney discuss guidelines for gambling machines.  A discussion ensues about the parking and new times and that they’ve been extended from 2 to 3 hours.  Greg Stein addresses the council and gives his opinion about gambling and also questions the use of restrooms inside of bars and also whether getting a drink inside is allowed.  Attorney Andreoni reads the new guidelines that have been released. Mayor Rivara states that the safety of the citizens is number one. Attorney Andreoni gives examples of what may or may not happen if the Govenor’s orders are ignored.  Greg Stein questions the cost involved when a water main break happens.  Stein asks what TEST does for the city?  Commissioner Curran states they manage the wastewater treatment plant.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none

Lijewski: absent.

Curran:  discusses the status of the water tower painting.  States pressure relief valves have been added.  Curran states the audit is complete and has been sent off to BHMG to aid in the electric study.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:  Thanks everyone for the success of the drive thru Trick or Treat.  Thanks the residents for the success of Trick or Treat throughout town.  Gives examples of the costs of electricity throughout the state.  Reminds that the city will work with the business owners to get through the recent mitigations that have been put in place.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CULLINAN, AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA. ABSENT: LIJEWSKI

 

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: October 19, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, ATTORNEY EATTONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 5, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only: Sam Tillman addresses the council in regards to TIF V expiring.  Tillman feels any monies not spent should be returned to the taxing district.  Tillman also questions that the library has not received a TIF report for 2019 and 2020.  Mayor Rivara states there is no money left in TIF V.  Commissioner Argubright states that the TIF attorney handles repairing said report.

Commissioner Curran reads an email from a resident in regards to the no parking signs that have recently gone up on Jones Avenue.  Commissioner Curran states the parking issues will be monitored.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  TOTALS $ 737,350.29

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve quarterly building permits totaling $ 183,083.00.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1132-101920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of a settlement agreement and mutual release between the city of Oglesby and Officer Hugo Gonzalez.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski states a discrepancy was identified and the amount to be paid to Officer Gonzalez is $6,471.24.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve 1133-101920 an ordinance approving the termination of the Oglesby Tax increment Financing (TIF) District V Redevelopment project area, plan and projects.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve 1134-110220 an ordinance establishing a social media policy for the city of Oglesby.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran states the policy removes comments on social media posts.  Commissioner Curran feels it will limit misinformation on Facebook.  Curran feels it should be used for informational purposes only.  Commissioner Lijewski asks if it for the city’s Facebook page and not the Police Department’s?  Commissioner Curran reads that it is for both departments.  Commissioner Lijewski has an issue with a part of that in that they should be able to contact the Police Department.  Chief Hayse states that Officer Pellino attended a class and an attorney in the class stated it was unconstitutional to limit comments on a social media page.  Commissioner Curran disagrees.  Commissioner Lijewski states that when input is requested through the Police Department it is advised to call the police department, not contact them through social media.  Mayor Rivara gives examples of things that have caused issues on the Facebook page.  Commissioner Curran said that by limiting it the city no longer has to monitor it for profanity, libelous statements, misinformation or have to archive the comments.  Commissioner Curran does not want to stifle anyone’s first amendment rights and encourages residents to attend city hall.  Commissioner Lijewski feels as long as private messaging is used or phone calls that would be ok.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1131-100920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of an agreement for the purchase of electricity from the city of Oglesby by GTI Oglesby, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran discusses the details in the agreement between the city and GTI, LLC.

Mayor Rivara makes the nomination of Mayoral nomination of Chief of Police, W. Douglas Hayse.  A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to accept the nomination.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Commissioner Lijewski swears in W. Douglas Hayse as the Oglesby Chief of Police.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Place on file Ordinance 1135-110220 establishing the terms of employment, including the wage structure for the Oglesby Chief of Police.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to place on file 1136-110220 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24.050, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran discusses the issue of one-way parking on specific streets.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to table the discussion on Communications, Hazards and Outages Plan and potential reporting criteria. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   Commissioner Curran brings up a few things that he wanted to get feedback on from other council members.  Commissioner Argubright’s concerns were the use of Code Red.  Commissioner Curran asks the council if there are any glaring issues to discuss, if not it can be discussed at the next working meetings.  The council decides to table discussions to the next working meeting.  Mayor Rivara reminds residents that sometimes the city doesn’t have the opportunity to send put Code Reds.

Old Business: none

Public Comments:  Melanie Cullinan asks if something can be done about the tornado testing that is done?  She asks if the time can be changed?  Commissioner Lijewski states she will have to get back to her on the issue.

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none

Lijewski: congratulates Chief Doug Hayse on his appointment.

Curran:   the water tower painting has begun.  Street dept- repairing the asphalt on Walnut Street after the water main break.  Curran reminds residents that leaf vac begins today and encourages residents to not burn the leaves.  Electric Dept.-re-engineering the main switches within the city.

Cullinan:   advises that all 2020-2021 winter rec programs will be cancelled due to concerns over safety during the COVID 19 pandemic.   Park and Rec department have begun to winterize the parks.

Mayor’s report:  City has met with IVCC to begin the talks to have the city of Oglesby supply its electrical power.  A solar facility may also be constructed. A recycling event is tentatively scheduled for the first Saturday in April.  Trick or treat drive thru will be 10/31/2020 from 2-4.  Trick or Treat within the city is from 5-7.  The Mayor reads guidelines for the event.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN, AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

Regular Meeting Minutes: October 5, 2020

A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OGLESBY CITY COUNCIL WAS HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020 AT CITY HALL.  THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:  COMMISSIONERS ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, MAYOR RIVARA, CITY ATTORNEY ANDREONI AND CITY CLERK EITUTIS.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRGIHT to approve the regular meeting minutes from September 21, 2020.   AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

Public comments on agenda items only: none

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to approve bills as presented for payment. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, RIVARA.  LIJEWSKI ABSTAINS

TOTALS $ 141,572.27

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT Approve 1130-100520 an ordinance amending Chapter 10.24, stopping, standing and parking of Title 10, vehicles and traffic of the Oglesby city code. AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.     Attorney Andreoni reminds that signs will need to be properly posted.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to approve an agreement   between the city of Oglesby by GTI, LLC.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni explains the details of the agreement between GTI LLC and the City of Oglesby.  Commissioner Curran explains that GTI will be reimbursing the city for costs incurred.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI to Approve the purchase of two transformers for the GTI expansion of Phase 3.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Curran explains the work and details that went into drafting the ordinance and agreement with GTI Oglesby, LLC. It is also contingent upon receiving a check in the amount of $237,274.00.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY LIJEWSKI, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to place on file 1132-101920 an ordinance authorizing the execution of a settlement agreement and mutual release between the city of Oglesby and Officer Hugo Gonzalez.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Commissioner Lijewski explains that there was a pay discrepancy and an outside accountant was used to determine that to be correct.  The amount of wages dues to officer Gonzalez are $6,471.24.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN to place on file 1133-101920 an ordinance approving the termination of the Oglesby Tax increment Financing (TIF) District V Redevelopment project area, plan and projects.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.   Attorney Andreoni states the TIF V (Super Value) is expiring and it is contiguous and monies should be transferred to the other TIF’s once TIF V is expired.

Mayor Rivara holds a discussion in regards to ordinance 6.08.080 – number of cats and dogs allowed within city limits.  The ordinance was adopted in 1992 and states that only 3 animals are allowed per residence.  The Mayor has a request asking the ordinance be waived and her residence be allowed to be a shelter for her cats.  The Mayor reads a letter from said resident.  Commissioner Curran asks how many cats?  The mayor responds 16-18 cats.  Commissioner Lijewski states that the resident is living in the residence with that many animals and that her opinion is that it is not good for her health.  Attorney Andreoni believes her residence could be considered a kennel and that her home is not zoned for that.  The council members discuss the matter.  Chief Hayse states that neighbors have complained about the odor and when the Officers went to her residence they couldn’t breathe because of the smell.  Attorney Andreoni states that if the city is notified of a violation of the ordinance and fails to act on it the city can then become liable.  Commissioner Argubright feels that IVAR should be contacted.  Jim Clinard states that he reviewed the information and the resident is in violation of the ordinance based on the zoning.  Commissioner Curran said that the neighbors’ complaints must be taken into consideration.  Mayor Rivara said the city is willing to work with the resident.  Commissioner Lijewski feels that a specific time should be given to the resident (30 days) to see what progress has been made.  Attorney Andreoni said a notice should be sent in writing.

Old Business: none

Public Comments:  none

Commissioner Reports:

Argubright:  none

Lijewski:   Ambulance department had 71 calls in September, 33 were transfers.  The Fire department had 10 calls.  The Police department had 5 citations, 47 non-citations.  The Police Departments Facebook page has been updated.  Shelby Pellino attended a class in social media.  Complaints can also be filed on the police department’s Facebook page.  Shelby Pellino will be leaving for the police training institute on October 11, 2020.  Eight of the 12 officers have now been sworn in.  All officers qualified with their duty and off-duty weapons.  Sergeant Valle was the Officer of the month.

Curran:   leaf vac will begin 10/19/2020-11/20/2020.  Please do not burn them.  The pressure washing has begun on the water tower and water pressure may be affected.

Cullinan:   none

Mayor’s report:   Trick or treat will be held on 10/31/2020 from 5-7 p.m.  There will be a city hosted drive thru event from 2-4 p.m.  Residents should have their lights on.  Trick or treaters should wear a mask and have groups of 6 or less.

A MOTION WAS MADE BY CURRAN, SECONDED BY ARGUBRIGHT to enter into closed session.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

A MOTION TO RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION AT 8:00 P.M. WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY LIJEWSKI.  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.  Attorney Andreoni advises that if the city gets the approval from GTI to move forward a special meeting will have to be scheduled.  Mayor Rivara said a meeting can be scheduled later in the week.  The council decides on 10/08/2020 at 5:30 p.m. for the special meeting.  Commissioner Cullinan states he will not be available on that date.  All other members are available.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY ARGUBRIGHT, SECONDED BY CURRAN  AYES: ARGUBRIGHT, CULLINAN, CURRAN, LIJEWSKI, RIVARA.

 

Amy Eitutis

City Clerk

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